Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is a total failure.
Obasanjo while speaking at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving Nigerians excuses, adding that the attitude was why he had not achieved results.
The former President advised Buhari to buckle up because he is presently a failure.
This comes barely three months after the former president in an open letter he wrote to the President, accused Buhari and the All Progressives Congress of bringing hardship on Nigerians and running ineffective economic policies which had crippled businesses.
Punch reports that Obasanjo noted that it was uncharitable for the President and his party to continue to whine about challenges almost three years in office, while they had failed to solve the challenges.
“As I said, stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there are no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You come in because you know there are challenges and then giving us an excuse that you have many challenges; that is why you haven’t achieved results.”
Obasanjo however, called on Nigerians not to re-elect a failed government who does nothing but give excuses for its failure to meet up with Nigerians’ expectations.
He said it would be foolhardy for Nigerians to reinforce failure by re-electing an ineffective and an incompetent government in 2019.
“And then you still want to go. The first lesson I learnt in my military training is never reinforce failure. What we have now is failure. Never you reinforce failure. Let failure be failure,” he added.
The Presidency responded to the statement made by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo who described President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as a failure.
Reacting to to Obasanjo’s description of Buhari’s administration as a failure, the presidency through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, reacted in a telephone interview with Channels Television on Monday, hours after Obasanjo made the allegation.
The presidential aide maintained that the APC led government would keep making reference to the failures of the past administration, although they do not see it as complaining about the challenges of the country as highlighted by Obasanjo.